The Element Table designed by Tokujin Yoshioka for Desalto is part of a series of tables that are particularly complex from the engineering perspective. With it’s floating top, the Element table goes beyond mere function to become sculpture suitable for any environment.
The Element table is constructed of steel lacquered matt white, matt graphite or in raw steel with a double clear coat as well as special stone, metal or marble finishes obtained by a manual application of paste, powder, and resin. The Special hand finishes are available in grey luna or black concrete; metal in grey, rusty, or bronze; and marble in court grey or white Duomo.
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Born in Saga, Japan in 1967, Tokujin Yoshioka worked under Shiro Kuramata and Issey Miyake and established his own studio, TOKUJIN YOSHIOKA INC. in 2000. His experimental and innovative creations along with nature and the senses, which transcend the boundaries of art, design, and architecture, are highly evaluated in the world. He received numbers of international design awards such as “Mainichi Design Award 2001”, “Cultural Affairs Section of Government of Japan, Encourage Prize 2006”, “Design Miami Designer of the Year 2007”, “Elle Deco International Design Awards Designer of the Year 2009”, “TOKYO Design & Art ENVIRONMENTAL AWARDS Artist of the Year 2010. Some of his most important works are exhibited as a part of permanent collections in the world’s well-known museums such as Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, Centre National d’Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou in Paris, The Victoria and Albert Museum, Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum and Vitra Design Museum. Some pieces of “Water Block” are permanently exhibited with masterpieces of Monet, Cézanne and Renoir in the Impressionist Gallery at Musée d’Orsay, Paris.
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